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Sugiyama vs. Tanasugarn - Predictions?

Perhaps we can call upon our friend VMelb for her expert analysis?

I venture to say that it should be an interesting match. Tammy's record on grass is 41/22 and Ai is 25/25. I don't know what their head to head record is, but I believe this is their first meeting on grass.

I have to like Tammy's chances for making her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. If she keeps her head in the game and has her serve working, it could be very, very good!

What do you all think?

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2004, 02:11 AM
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both are my least like players

and the tanasugarn spot should begin to LENAD!!!!

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head 2 head.. sugiyama leads 3-2.. 5 matches played HC.. last one.. fed cup 2003.. sugiyama won 4-6 / 7-6 / 6-2..

I predict tanasugarn will win 7-6 / 6-4
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Originally Posted by E.Dementieva
both are my least like players

and the tanasugarn spot should begin to LENAD!!!!
Well if you don't like them, don't post here.....

I think this has the potential to be a GREAT match - I really hope Tammy can make the Quarter Finals, she is in excellent form.

Good Luck to both players, play your best tennis, and give us a match to remember.


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Ai Sugiyama will win 57 64 63

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I hope Ai wins but won't be too sad if Tammy wins instead .
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Tammy is in awesome form . I like her chances.
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2004, 04:17 AM
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Well, I think Ai has better H2H record against Tammy but grass surface favor Tammy's game. I'm pretty sure Tammy will do everything she can do against Ai. She knows playing on grass is her great chance to beat Ai more than other surface.

Last meeting Tammy lost 6-4,3-6,4-6 in Fed Cup play-off 2003 in Japan and she said she played good tennis, moving Ai around from side to side but Ai hit every balls back and finally she hit UE. I think on grass Ai could not do that. I think Tammy is hitting harder than Ai, In the other hand Tammy has to serve well and play aggressive tennis and finish the points quick.

Reaching Wimby QF is Tammy's dream and she will do it.

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Go Tammy Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think she should win, Ai has been choking alot lately in matches(For Example Schaul beating her a couple weeks ago), and Tammy on grass is Heaven!!!
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well... I like them both.... but now I prefer Tammy to win...
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Tanasugarn will win in 3

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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2004, 08:34 AM
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I'd be really, really surprised if Ai moves through to the QF at Wimby this year.

Anyway, their official H2H is 2-0 in Ai's favour (6-3, 6-3 at Tokyo in '99 and 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 at San Diego in '01) or 3-2 counting all the matches they had (Tammy won at '00 Hopman Cup and '00 Fed Cup, while Ai won at last year's Fed Cup). Both are decent on faster courts, but I agree with jirobkk - Tammy will hit the ball stronger and faster than Ai, not letting her run down those balls.

If this was at RG, Ai would win in straight sets, bagelling Tammy in at least one of them.
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Tammy will win in straight set (but really close.. like 7-6/6-4)
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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Ai will win 2 set.
She said her condition was the best now in this year.
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I watched her 3rd round game... She played incredibly well. She hit forehand, backhand winners from everywhere. I have never seen that strong Ai ever...
so it's scary... but hope Ai can make it to QF/SF/F!

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